Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List


 

 

Covid-19 restrictions to Club activities:  Covid 19 Sign On Sheet

  1. Maximum 20 people on any activity, including the leader
  2. Limit carpooling
  3. All participants must sign on and off every activity 
  4. Participants to practice good personal hygiene (eg regularly washing hands and using hand sanitiser, coughing or sneezing into elbow)
  5. Participants to physically distance while taking part (keeping 1.5m from each other)
  6. If a chosen venue is crowded, an alternative should be sought. 

If participants have even a hint of cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home.

If a leader quizzes you about your movements during the restrictions please don't be offended, as they are just being very cautious. None of us want to see another outbreak, especially among our fellow members. 

 

     
         

As of 4th April 2021      
         
         
  APRIL 2021      
         

Fri 2nd - Sun 4th - TW - Basket Swamp - through walk is on again this Easter subject to Virus and water levels.  The plan is not to do this with a car shuffle so our exit will be the ridge from Wellington Rock Ck campsite back up to the cars.  As this is not a long walk but very scenic, the plan is to take it very slow with lots of stop and swim breaks.  We will not be rushing.  If you do not like stoppping or having long swim breaks then perhaps this walk is NOT FOR YOU! Previous through walking experience required.  Numbers will be limited.  See youtube video of a previous trip.  https://youtu.be/__DflRpqemk  Leader David Rae david.r.rae@gmail.com 

     
           
 

Fri 2nd - Sun 4th April TW  M5 T5 Mt May to Mt Maroon traverse

This walk will involve a car shuffle.  The first day we will walk up Mt May about 800m and following the ridge to the top of Paddys Creek Falls before decending to the bottom and camping at Paddys Creek bush camp.  The next day will involve following the creek three quarters of the way up to Mt Maroon where we will leave the packs before climbing to the top of Mt Maroon.  We will return via the Cotswold track back to the car.

Leader Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297

       
           
  Wed 7th April SDW T3F3.  Leave at 8am

Meet at the Avalon Rd carpark of Don and Christine Burnett Conservation reserve at 8am for a stroll around some trails/tracks/mountain bike paths. Expect water in the creek crossing with certain wet feet. Bring your coffee or tea and left over Easter eggs and umbrella for a stop at the Quarry before wandering back to the cars. Possibly 2-2.5 hours.

Text Amanda if interested on 0401 017 941 

       
           
  Fri 9th Apri - SDW F3-4 T3-4. Mt Cootha Loop. Meet ready to walk at 7.30am. Bring poles.

Start from the lower carpark at JC Slaughter falls head off from behind the toilet block and up powerful owl, cross onto Eugenia down to Simpson falls, cross bridge back onto Eugenia Circuit up to Powerful owl take a left and hook onto Ghost hole track across to summit carpark. Cross road then to the right down Honeyeater then pick up a mountain bike/walking trail to traverse across chapel hill side then onto frogmouth and up lookout track to have coffee at summit cafe then down Mahogany to cars. Probably 3-4 hours.

If interested text Amanda 0401017941

       
           
 


Sat 10 April  DW  L T4 F5  
Ships Stern Circuit via lower Bellbird Circuit

I have changed to walk to Ships Stern due to the amount of rain over the past week in the Sprinbrook area.

Ships Stern Circuit is a graded track walk from Binna Burra. The circuit crosses Nixon Creek and ascends through Hidden Valley to the top of Ships Stern range into an open eucalypt forest.  It combines rainforest, palm groves and open eucalypt forest, wildflower vegetation and excellent lookouts over the Numinbah Valley.  The Ship's Stern Walk is one of the most magnificent walks in the Park.  It is particularly excellent in winter and spring, especially the latter when wildflowers are often abundant.  This is not a difficult walk but is quite long.  The walk starts with a descent through rainforest into the valley before climbing up through open forest to the viewpoint at Ships Stern.  The rest of the track is fairly level with only slight gradients.  After the Kooloonbano Lookout the track splits with the left hand fork taking the cliff edge and the right hand fork has views looking back towards Binna Burra.  The forks are about equal in length.  Bring morning tea, lunch, water, hat, insect repellent, poles etc.  Will will leave Redlands at 6am and meet at the top carpart at Binna Burra. Text Julie Cummings 0422 318 283 if interested.

       
           
  Wed 14 th Apr: Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm. AGM and Social Meeting        
           
 

Sat 17th  Apr: Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3

This walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are in training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  As we have lots of new tracks this walk will start at Piccabean.  Drive past Karraman Quarry down the steep hill to the bottom of the hill and park.  This is where we will start the walk. Be there by 6.45am to leave at 7:00 am.  You can park on both sides of the road.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283 

       
           
 

Sat 17- Wed 21 Apr: TW Cooloola Great Walk: if anyone is interested in doing this through walk, please contact Bob Stephens, bobstephens@tuta.io, 0408778261 (generally best to text first). For more information about the walk,  https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-cooloola

       
           
  Sun 18th Apr:  Daves Creek Circuit - Meet at 8:00am Binna Burra carpark to walk the 12 km circuit through lush rainforest, open eucalypt forest, mallee woodland and montane heath.  We will have morning tea at Numinbah Lookout (great views!) and return to the carpark in time for lunch.  A relatively easy track and not a long day witih a good variety of scenery.  Contact Leah Stephens 0499234606 or lstephens@tpg.com.au        
           
  Sun 18th Apr - TBC - Beginners' Abeseil - Details to be confirmed - cost is $5. Email Secretary at fmrqld@gmail.com      
         

Mon 26th Apr - Mt May Summit and exploring - DW M T6 F6. This trip will explore the NE gully of Mt May as well as going to one of the peaks. There may be some scrambling and or involve some rope work, possible abseil. Limit of 8people. Contact Ted twassenberg@optusnet.com.au      
         

MAY 2021      
         
 

Sat 1st - Mon 3 May TW  M5 T5 Sundown NP - Broadwater end. Mt Donaldson circuit 2-3 days. 

There should be plenty of water available for this walk.

Day 1: Drive down to Sundown, walk up McAllisters Ck, past 2 large waterfalls then branch off towards the summit of Mt Donaldson. Camp along the way.  

Day 2: summit and then descend to the Severn River. Camp along the river

Day 3: short day walk out.

Leader Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297

     
         
  Wed 12th May - Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm       
         
  Sat 15th  May- Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3 this walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  Be at the Green Box by 6.45 to leave at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283      
         

JUNE 2021      
         
  Wed 9th Jun - Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm       
         
  Sat 12th Jun- Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3 this walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  Be at the Green Box by 6.45 to leave at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283      
         

JULY 2021      
         
  Wed 14th Jul - Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm       
         
  Sat 17th  Jul - Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3 this walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  Be at the Green Box by 6.45 to leave at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283      
         

AUGUST 2021      
         
  Fri 6th - Mon 9th -  Moreton Island Camping.  Walking Weekend 4 days. More information to follow.  Weekend has been booked with Alan Gennings at Blue Lagoon. Leader: Carmel Cash M: 0438 242 249 E: carmelcash@bigpond.com      
         
  Wed 11th Aug - Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm       
         
  Sat 14th  Aug- Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3 this walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  Be at the Green Box by 6.45 to leave at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283      
         
  SEPTEMBER 2021      
         
  Wed 8th Sep - Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm       
         
  Sat 11th  Sep - Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3 this walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  Be at the Green Box by 6.45 to leave at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283      
         
  OCTOBER 2021      
         

Mon 4th October - Mon 11th October - Snowy Mountain Snow Shoeing.  A week snow shoeing in the Mount Kosciusko National Park with accomondiation at Creel Lodge.

Contact David Rae david.r.rae@gmail.com

     
         
  Wed 13 Oct - Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm       
         
  Sat 16th Oct - Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3 this walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  Be at the Green Box by 6.45 to leave at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283      
         
  NOVEMBER 2021      
         
  Wed 10th Nov - Club Meeting - 122 Shore St North Cleveland - 7pm       
         
  Sat 13th Nov -  Mount Cotton Walk DW S T3 F3 this walk is approx. 6 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members or if you are training bring your heavy pack. (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)  Be at the Green Box by 6.45 to leave at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Bring some water and Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. Contact Julie Cummings 0422 318 283      
         
  DECEMBER 2021      
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

 
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